Dave Luxe (Montreal)
A night of global club and wildness
9pm | $6.00 day of show
Club Chemtrail is a portal that opens its gates once a month at Holocene, hosted by your resident DJs SPF666 and Commune. Inside, we will explore the outer realms of various experimental dance music genres from various club scenes across the globe. In addition to sonic elements, this experience will be enhanced by both moving and stationary viewing pleasures, provided by local video and installation artists.
APERITIVO HAPPY HOUR
Please join us from 5-8pm for our weekly Friday Happy Hour. Lovely little snacks for a buck or two, extra-fancy cocktail specials, gourmet slushies, cheap-and-great Cava. This week DJ Eldorado aka Rex Marshall spins Blues & Soul classics.
5pm | FREE!
MAIN SQUEEZE: A Summertime Dance Party
FREE BEFORE 10PM!
9pm | $3.00 day of show
Main Squeeze is a summertime celebration for floor movers of all stripes. From house and techno to deep cuts and disco, expect nothing but the freshest selections off the vine. Whether you have a main squeeze to shake it with on the dance floor, or are on the hunt for a sweet new thing, we've got you covered with sensual selections all night long.
Beautiful Swimmers (Future Times - DC)
Just $5 before 10pm.
9pm | $10.00 day of show
Beautiful Swimmers, DC's own waterproof producer deejays! The Swimmers balance classic dance tracks, known and unknown, with raw exclusives from under the underground. Andrew (who also records as Maxmillion Dunbar) co-runs the Future Times label, an imprint thriving alongside a growing swell of producers and labels from the east coast of the USA. Making tracks informed by the same "indescribable everything" that Resident Advisor wrote about in their Future Times feature, Beautiful Swimmers produce music that bounces around genre like a kangaroo. Their sold-out vinyl releases on FT and remixes wrap up a myriad of influences and production techniques into songs that hit you out of nowhere, with a signature sound that is somehow always changing. The duo are firmly in the zone, carving out a spacious corner for their unique style in both DJ bags and the collections (and movie soundtracks) of a growing group of devotees worldwide.
Their new album "Son" marks a next wave for the Washington DC duo. After a couple of 12? singles that have rippled for years, they spent studio time crafting the LP. In the meantime, Andrew also released the critically acclaimed House of Woo LP as Maxmillion Dunbar for the indelible RVNG label, and a drum tracks 12? on LIES as Dolo Percussion. The duo look to keep the streak hot. Things Will Be Better In Future Times.
Moniker ALBUM RELEASE
Lynnae Gryffin (of Summer Cannibals)
A night of emotive psych-folk
8:30pm | $6.00 day of show
Monica Metzler aka Moniker is celebrating the release of a conceptual solo album entitled, "The Cruelest Month." Her performance will feature dazzling live visuals, and she will perform with a new live band that includes members of Otis Heat, Brainstorm, Unicorn Domination & Mount Mazama!
Holocene and Redefine Magazine present...
We are honored to welcome back the trailblazing avant-R&B auteur Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well.
8:30pm | $15.00 advance $17.00 day of show
How To Dress Well is the stage name of songwriter and producer Tom Krell. Krell's burgeoning career began in 2009 when, having just moved from Brooklyn to Berlin, his songs began to emerge online via a hugely prolific string of free, digital EPs posted in anonymity on his blog. Combining a gorgeous falsetto with fractured R&B-influenced beats, an instinctive ear for subtly devastating melody and elements of noise, sound collage and avant-garde composition, Krell's debut album Love Remains offered a beautiful window into a startlingly realised artistic imagination. Praised for both its conceptual strength and immediate emotional resonance, Love Remains duly garnered vast critical acclaim and highlights such as "Ready For The World" saw Krell accredited with having given birth to a new, narcotized strain of R&B that has since spawned a host of imitators.
Arriving two years after the haunting, glacial neo-soul of 2012's follow up album to Love Remains, the much-loved Total Loss, "What Is This Heart?" is the next step in this most unique and searching artistic trajectory. "What Is This Heart?" is an ambitious 21st century pop album that creates and inhabits its very own hinterland album that creates and inhabits its very own hinterland of spiritual fragility, fearless love and sexuality, deep pain, and overwhelming joy. "What is This Heart?" will be released by Weird World / Domino on June 23rd.